Recently, Apple released an update to its ProAps frameworks. These are behind-the-scenes utilities that provide shared resources used by all the applications. The new revisions are available via Software Update.
In Apple’s announcement, they indicated that one of the things they fixed was a series of memory leaks, which is something that Soundtrack Pro has suffered from since its initial release.
However, my philosophy is to ALWAYS wait whenever Apple announces a new update – just in case the new version does more harm than good. (You can read an article I wrote about upgrading here.) So, I didn’t install the upgrade until this weekend.
At which point, I immediately began having problems using Soundtrack Pro. After experiencing five or six crashes within ten minutes, and sending a crash report to Apple, I did the usual — Safe Boot, Rebuild Permissions, creating new versions of the project file using Save As — all of which did not solve the problem.
What DID solve the problem was trashing Soundtrack Pro’s preferences — something that we have not had to do before.
So, if you find that Soundtrack Pro is becoming unstable:
Reopen your project in Soundtrack Pro and you should be good to go.
Once I trashed this preference file, Soundtrack has been running reliably for hours.
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